‘Captain America: Civil War’: Fans respond to Daniel Brühl’s casting

Nov. 17, 2014 | 11:30 a.m.

Speculation is ramping up about the role Daniel Brühl will play in “Captain America: Civil War” after Marvel announced his casting Friday.

Brühl — who is known for his performances in Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds” and Ron Howard’s “Rush” (incidentally opposite “Thor” actor Chris Hemsworth) — will star alongside Chris Evans (Cap), Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), and Chadwick Boseman (newcomer Black Panther) in the third “Captain America” installment.

"Avengers" actors Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans welcome the newest hero, actor Chadwick Boseman, who will be the Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. (Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images for Disney)

“Avengers” actors Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans welcome the newest hero, actor Chadwick Boseman, who will be the Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. (Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images for Disney)

“With Daniel’s ability to deliver intense, nuanced performances, we knew we had found yet another great actor to share the screen with some of our biggest heroes,” producer Kevin Feige said in Marvel’s blog post announcing the casting.

The film sees directors Joe and Anthony Russo returning after this year’s hit “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” which has raked in more than $715 million at the international box office.

Brühl’s role has yet to be revealed, though speculation abounds that the actor is set to portray a villain, with many fans pointing to the psychological super-baddie Doctor Faustus; Nazi and Hydra leader Red Skull; or Baron Karl Amadeus Mordo, an evil sorcerer who serves as a nemesis for Doctor Strange — another Marvel character slated to get his own film in 2016.

Regardless of which character Brühl will portray, Marvel fans expressed excitement about his casting. Here’s a sample of reactions, including theories about Brühl’s role.

What do you think about Brühl’s casting? Who do you think he’ll play in “Captain America: Civil War”? Sound off in the comments.

– Noelene Clark | @NoeleneClark | Google+

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3 Responses to ‘Captain America: Civil War’: Fans respond to Daniel Brühl’s casting

  1. Chris says:

    He's nightmare, just watch

  2. Guest says:

    The best casting decision EVER!!!! I can't wait!!! Daniel Bruhl is a GOD!!!!!

  3. @rags751 says:

    He can either lay Baron Zemo or Red Skull Clone. He was Nicki Lauda's doppleganger. Perfect casting.

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